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story when we look ahead to november when she faces off against the heavily favored greg abbott. texas democrats say the season is early, though, and they hope to carry their current momentum forward. the phones are ringing off of the hook, and the pizza is flying out of the box. the headquarters of the dallas county democratic party is in full-on election mode. >> i'm pretty buzzed right now. >> reporter: early voting numbers are promising. here in dallas, turnout among democrats is on track to surpass that of the 2012 presidential primary. the excitement is over wendy davis who famously filibustered for abortion rights and now is on the ballot for governor. >> we got that fire, and i think that's what is making a difference. >> reporter: carman sees davis as texas democrats best hope in 20 years. texas is one of the reddest states in the country. but she sees it differently. >> i see it purple now. i have seen more people become more politically involved in the last year. >> reporter: the last time that texans voted for governor was in 2010 when only 38% of democrats cast a ballot. a
ted nugent, who has admitted having sex with underage girls. >> it bothers me that greg abbott is partnering with ted nugent knowing he's a predator. >> wendy davis can't some compete with greg abbott. >> i think greg abbott will beet wendy davis by high single digits. over the last 20 years competitive democrats lost. when i say that wendy davis is likely to lose by seven, eight, in my opinion she's running more competitively. >> all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> democrats appreciate supporting a candidate who they see as having a fighting chance in a state that hasn't elected a democrat since anfernee hardaway richards. >> former australian prime minister julia gillard has a mandate to educate children. focussing on low income areas. she tells ray swar es about getting women into leadership positions. >> i think our world is undergoing a change about gender economy and more women going into politics. i think it's important that more women go into politics for the future. if you believe merits distributed evenly between the sexes leaders should be around half me
davis, and greg abbott won their primaries. doug core den defeated stockman. he faces a run off for what could be the third term. the next round of elections are set for may 27th. >> a family feud escalated into a lawsuit. an 18-year-old new jersey team is suing her parents for high school and college tuition. the court's decision could set a precedent for future parenting. >> teenagers and their parents are bound to have disagreements. they don't usually end up in course, it's not the case for the canings, 18-year-old rachel is suing her parents. her mum and dad ticked her out of the house, refusing to pay her tuition at a catholic high school where she's an honour student and is refusing to pay for college. rachel asked a judge to make them pay with present and future schooling along with $650 in child support, and $13,000 in legal fees. her attorney says rachel's parents had basically abandoned her. >> these people have not called her, not come to see her. they have not sent a penny to her. >> rachel's parents say that is not the case, arguing the teen left home on her own, instead of
it. good to talk to you. >> polls in texas has closed. greg abbott will be the republican nominee facing off against wendy davis. tea party stockman was defeated, and the 12 person race to replace his house seat is heading to a run off. democrats think they have a chance to turn the state from red to blue for the first time in three decades. the extreme weather is having an impact, especially for small business owners, taking out loans to survive the weather season. mary snow reports. >> fed up. this is deborah koenigsberger's effort to offset losses after cold weather kept women out of her store in new york city. the polar vortex is public enemy number one. >> how much money would you have lost this winter because of the weather? >> i'll say is a good $100,000 because of the weather. it's a lot for us. >> in chicago. >> would you like sample cuts. >> a 50% drop in sale enough to force kendall to take out a loan to pay the bills at his two frozen yoghurt shops. >> it's tough. it's cold. >> the temperature in chicago fell below zero 20 days in september. that's meant that kendall s
think greg abbott will beat wendy davis by maybe high single digits. even, when i say davis is likely to lose by seven, eight, nine, that means he's running more competitively. >> and all of you deserve to have your voices heard. >> jilson says democrats appreciate supporting a candidate in a state that hasn't elected a democrat as governor since 1990. >>> many consider brazil's celebration the greatest show on hurt. flooded a park for traditional block party, carnival in rio is famous for hundreds of parties across the city. >>> in venice hundreds of thousands attended a carnival ball, many events on a two week calendar. traced back to the year 1162. the celebrations rake in an average of $70 million over 20 days. >>> and when it comes to the wild week of carnival, new orleans is not to be outdone. visitors are pouring into the city this weekend and many will pour a few too many drings. ben lemoney lemoine reports. >> you can buy it and bounce from bar to bar. but after all the parades and parties -- good oh yeah, i'm hurting a little bit. >> we had bad hangovers this morning. >> why
. featuring wendy davis and republican greg abbott. both are expected to get their party's nomination, but did you know had? there is a bush on the ballot there? george p. bush, the son of jeb bush and the nephew of former president george w. bush, is now running for land commissioner. the senate seat also up for grabs in that state. >>> a dramatic rescue, playing out in portland, oregon action when a utility worker gets trapped in the trenches. emergency crews pulling out the worker after he was buried at the bottom of a 12-foot hole for nearly four hours. he was 21-years-old and two other men were working alongside him in that sewer line trench when it collapsed. the other two escaped and began digging him out. >> never seen or been around anything like that. he's very religious guy and he was shouting prayers. >> that worker is now hospitalized in serious condition. >>> and a collector for bet. rescued in kentucky. take a look. >> remember the story we had told you about not long ago when there was that collapse in the ground there? all those corvettes in kentucky collapsed into the ground.
'll face texas attorney general greg abbott. they are vying to replace rick perry who is not seeking re-election after 14 years in office. >>> current and former lawmakers are drawing on conservative philosophy to support gay marriage. the group submitted a brief to federal appeals court. they say allowing same-sex marriage is consistent with their values of freedom and liberty. their brief also draws on the words of president reagan and barry goldwater. >>> an abc news poll out this morning shows record support for gay marriage. 59% for it. 34% oppose it. 81% say businesses should not be allowed to refuse service to gays and lesbians based on religious belief. that's an issue hitting home after the arizona controversial proposal. >>> one person was killed and several others injured after a gas explosion at a town house complex near trenton, new jersey. about 30 families had to find a place to spend the night after their homes were damaged or destroyed in the blast. officials say a gas line damaged by a contractor exploded while utility cruise worked to repair it. >>> frightening moment
gone to the polls. greg abbott peat out eight other candidates, facing off against wendy davis. she is the first female nom ni since ann richards in 1994. >> i'm ready to fight for you and fight for every hard-working texan across the state. >> i need you on my side all the way to november the 4th, when we declare victory was the next governor for the great state of texas. >> and in the texas senate race incumbent republican breezed through the election. they easily beat tea party congressman. they called the win a victory for the full spectrum. >> as seep and suspected, texas continued to be practical. they are looking for solutions, not just speeches. >> stackman's last-minute decision grabbed national attention, but he ran a campaign seen as lacklustre. he'll face democratic nominee in november. >> the coast guard is trying to get the great lakes ready for spring, sending ice cutters into the water to prepare for the shipping season starting near the end of the month. 90% of the great lakes are covered in ice. lake superior is at 95%, the most it has seen in two decade. torrentia
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